BY YOHAN PERERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDANA
Parliament, Nov. 30 (Daily Mirror)-The contempt of court case filed against MP Roshan Ranasinghe is wrong as no one can file legal action against an MP for the remarks he makes in Parliament, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana said today.
The Speaker made this remark in response to a query by Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa in Parliament.
“It is clear that no one can sue an MP for comments he makes in the House,” the Speaker said.
“Let the judiciary handle the contempt of court case and give a verdict,” he also said at the same time.
Sajith Premadasa, who referred to 3 and 4 of the Parliamentary Privileges Act said an MP cannot be sued or arrested for remarks made in Parliament.